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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

There is no way to control the auto-generation of anchors. The position of the anchor depends on the shape of the glyph. For a symmetrical italic glyph the anchor is centred accurately, with half pixels being rounded up. Anchor Placement.png The anchor is placed at 862, which is half way between the...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

FontCreator doesn't have an easy way to add a large volume of anchors though. It does. Anchor Based composition does that and it mostly positions them correctly for the font. A couple of exceptions are Øslash and øslash where the top is the top of the slash, rather than Cap Height or x-Height as it...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

Adjusting Anchors for Optical Centre After using Anchor Based glyph composition, for some glyphs the anchors may need adjustment. I use snap to guidelines to make it more consistent and quicker. Adjust Optical Centre.png Adjusting Anchors to Reposition Stacking Diacritics If you prefer to design yo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

I think the quickest method is to use guidelines to align accents manually after using Complete Composites with the help of guidelines. It is not precise and takes some care to maintain consistency, but it takes no preliminary work. Editing CompleteComposites.xml is probably best avoided unless you ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Character Map
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Character Map

Try running the Registry Fixer from the Tools menu.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Character Space with Ruled Line
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Character Space with Ruled Line

It works for me when I test in LibreOffice.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Anne Hext wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:05 pm
my total ascender and decender is 2657 and 12% of that would be a line gap of 318.
2657 + 5 = 2048 × 1.3 so a line gap of 5 will give you 13pt line-spacing for 10pt text.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

I notice Bhikkhu, you live in seven sisters. That is easy for me to get to, so I am thinking if you do any small group or one to one training classes - I would love to have a day or two on how to use open type tables and the functions behind just the drawing of fonts. I live in Seven Kings, not Sev...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

I calculate line gap to make line-spacing of 10pt text and even multiple: 12, 13, 15 pt etc. This makes calculating the number of lines that will fit on a page easier, and harmonises between different fonts (most of mine use 1.2 or 12pt line-spacing for 10pt text). It is very much a personal choice ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Sample Text in Windows Font Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Font Sample Text in Windows Font Folder

I moved your thread from the Tutorials forum to the Support forum, where it belongs.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Add characters (ligatures etc.) to an already existing font
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Add characters (ligatures etc.) to an already existing font

Select the glyphs in the Font Overview and copy them.

Open a new empty glyph and paste the glyphs as composite glyph members in the Glyph Edit Window.

Move them around, then decompose the composite to edit the contours further, join them, etc.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Thank you I have read the vertical line spacing tips you suggested. I thought I understood the basic concepts of it but when I added up the typo ascender and descenders and with or without the line gap I could not get Arial or times or Calibri to add up to 2048. From the linked article TypoAscender...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Questions about Font Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Questions about Font Alignment

FontCreator 12 has a new feature to show metric guides for superscripts, subscripts, etc. If the glyphs have a suffix of .sups the superscript metric guides will be shown. Otherwise, just drag a horizontal guideline to any position. Double-click the guideline to adjust its position precisely, or dou...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Ligatures for the Cyrillic font. Please Help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Ligatures for the Cyrillic font. Please Help!!!

7. Adding the Ligature Feature In the OpenType Designer, add a script for Cyrillic. Add a standard ligature feature for Cyrillic. Add a lookup table to the liga feature to use your newly created ligature glyphs. The screen shot shows Dejavu Sans, which already has 20 scripts and various features. I...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Ligatures for the Cyrillic font. Please Help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Ligatures for the Cyrillic font. Please Help!!!

2. Adding glyphs to the new ligatures Open the new empty ligature glyph in a Glyph Edit Window, and click the G icon on the Glyph toolbar to insert Glyph to composite glyph. Search by name or scroll down to select the es-cyrl glyph and insert it. Inserting es-cyrl Glyph.png 3. Editing the New Ligat...